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Murray State University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Murray, Kentucky
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
October 1, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Carrie Jerrell, Interim Program Director
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Nickole Brown, Blas Falconer, Gary Jackson, Jeff Skinner
Fiction: Tommy Hays, Dale Ray Phillips, Lynn Pruett, Allen Wier
Nonfiction: Riley Hanick, Karen Salyer McElmurray, Elena Passarello

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers scholarships and financial aid.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students attend two nine-day residencies each year, in January and July, at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, followed by a semester-long tutorial with a faculty mentor. The program hosts a visiting writers series. All students receive editorial internships at the student-run literary journal New Madrid.

The application deadline is October 1 for the January residency and April 1 for the July residency.

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